grdGo33 Posted October 3, 2020 Share Posted October 3, 2020 TLDR: How does the FX Loop work relative to the other blocks? I have a looper connect to the PGO: PGO FX out -> Looper -> FX in. 1) If the FX Loop is the last element of my effect block chain, it works normally, if I put on some reverb, distortion, etc., I can record with the looper, I can hear all effects, etc., works. 2) BUT, if I move the FX Loop to the 1st block, just before the say the distortion, then it doesn't work. I'm getting totally raw guitar signal, it sounds like the FX Loop bypasses all the blocks including amp, cab, etc., so I'm not getting anything from the go with this configuration. 3) If I put it at the end just before the cab, I'm getting a loud bright harsh sound. And if I turn off the the FX loop and turn off the cab, I'm getting the exact same sound. So it's like the FX loop bypasses the cab when it's on.... So basically, from what I can gather, is that unlike all of the above pictures show, the FX loop block doesn't work like a regular block. The signal doesn't go through the block... The signal enters the block, and then seems directly routed to the output, bypassing everything that comes after it. And what is strange, is that if I record something with the looper and I turn the FX Loop off in PGO, I can still hear the looper playing the music through the monitors. So the FX Loop isn't even really turned off, it's just that the PGO is not outputting any signal from the FX Loop out, but is still processing signal from the FX Loop in. Does this make any sense? More thoughts ... Spoiler The icon seems misleading because it make it look like the signal goes in/out from the same place, but as I said, it just seems to bypass anything after it...! But it really doesn't seem to make any sense to me that everything after it is bypassed... Let's say you wanted to use a compressor pedal after a PGO distortion block, but before the PGO Amp and Cab, then it couldn't work, because amp/cab would be bypassed... I don't know just seems super weird and limiting to me... Can't understand why it just doesn't work like all the other blocks. How it works isn't explained in the manual either. At least if it had something to do with the cab; ex; FX loop In gets outputted before the cab, but bypassing everything between FX Loop block and cab, but straight to output... I don't get it... Seems too limiting to be really useful? I think that's why I was getting all the strange behaviors with the FX Loop and having my Looper pedals sometimes clipping and sometimes not... And even, by default, it's never the last block. Even in the presets, it's always one of the fist effect... Why? In what case would that be useful? What pedal could you be using that would sound decent on its own, if it bypasses all the blocks which are after it? You'd need like an entire pedal rig to go from a PGO patch to a totally dry signal -> FX Loop -> Pod Go Out to monitors/recording/PA system, etc., otherwise, if it bypasses the entire PGO patch, it's never going to be useful to add anything... I really don't get it... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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